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The GSCC’s 2013 Vassilopita

The GSCC’s 2013   Vassilopita
Last night in the presence of nearly 150 members and their guests the Greek Shipping co-operation Committee’s traditional Vassilopita event took place at the Baltic’s first floor. His Eminence Archbishop Gregorious of Thyateira and Great Britain blessed the three Vassilopitas, whilst present honouring...
January 25th, 2013 | Events | Read More

Repeat order for proven Wärtsilä emissions control products

25 January 2013 at 8 am EET  – Wärtsilä chosen to fit Exhaust Gas Cleaning system and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology.       Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has received a repeat order to provide a hybrid exhaust gas cleaning...
January 25th, 2013 | Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Union persuades Norway over unfair transatlantic competition

Vegard Einan, Parat vice-president 25 January 2013 – Norway’s Parat union claims some progress in its continuing battle against unfair transatlantic competition in the airline industry, with the announcement by the Norwegian government on 17 January that it will not change its immigration laws...
January 25th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Hook, Line and Cover

Fri 25 Jan 2013 –  British anglers can now get specialist fishing insurance thanks to a new product fully underwritten at Lloyd’s. Sportscover have worked with the JRW Group to develop a bespoke insurance cover for individual anglers.   In the UK, around 130, 000 people currently take part...
January 25th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Sports | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber available for reduced length before repairs * United States, Delaware River – Ice Condition Two set * Singapore, Pasir Panjang – Dredging off Ferry Terminal *...
January 25th, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

New anti-criminality technology and intelligence package launches

New anti-criminality technology and intelligence package launches
  Angus Miller QuinSec  launched last night on board HQS Wellington, a sophisticated technology and intelligence package. The new system significantly reduces risks for personnel or the public as it helps first responders in a variety of dangerous or complex environments. Quinsec is dedicated to...
January 25th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Fraud, Piracy and Terrorism, Technology | Read More

David Brookes*, BP, on the growing demand for accurate information

David Brookes*, BP, on the growing demand for accurate information
David Brookes As the exploitation of both mineral and renewable resources of energy in the oceans continues the market for ever more sophisticated development techniques and equipment increases. There is a huge demand for better Information about the seabed, the ocean environment and the equipment deployed...
January 25th, 2013 | Energy | Read More

GCS completes substantial investment programme expanding capacity at its MANP terminal in Moscow

GCS completes substantial investment programme expanding capacity at its MANP terminal in Moscow
The new Technoros RMG transfers container between road and rail modes at the MANP terminal. (The yellow crane in the background is the first MANP RMG and remains in service.) Global Container Services (GCS) has added a second rail-mounted gantry crane (RMG) at its MANP terminal on the outskirts of Moscow....
January 25th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HELMEPA revamps its Voluntary Refresher Training Program

HELMEPA revamps its Voluntary Refresher Training Program
Refresher Training Booklet 2013 The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association-HELMEPA, as a “Maritime Training Center for Pollution Prevention, Safety at Sea and Environmental Awareness” certified by Germanischer-Lloyd (GL) according to ISO 9001:2008, commenced its 2013 Voluntary Refresher...
January 25th, 2013 | Charity, Environment, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

WÄRTSILÄ’S Financial Statements Bulletin January-December 2012

WÄRTSILÄ’S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS BULLETIN JANUARY-DECEMBER 2012 Wärtsilä Corporation FINANCIAL STATEMENTS RELEASE 25 January 2013 at 8.30 local time NET SALES BACK TO GROWTH WITH STABLE PROFITABILITY FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS -Order intake increased 9% to EUR 1, 357 million (1, 250) -Net sales...
January 25th, 2013 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Stock Markets | Read More

GL RC Releases New Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines

Hamburg/Germany, 25 January 2013 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has published its new “Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines”. This guideline was compiled by GL Renewables Certification in cooperation with its Wind and Marine Energy Committee. The new guideline,...
January 25th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies | Read More

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces delivery of the newly built Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier m/v MYRTO and commencement of the time charter contract with Cargill

DIANA Shipping Inc., announces delivery of the newly built Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier m/v MYRTO and commencement of the time charter contract with Cargill
ATHENS, GREECE, January 25, 2013 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that the Company, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, took delivery of the m/v “Myrto”, a 82, 131 dwt newly built...
January 25th, 2013 | Chartering, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Singapore, Jurong Port – Dredging works near Horizon Terminal * Australia, Gladstone – Vessel movements in harbour suspended * Australia, all ports – Rain affecting Queensland coal fields &...
January 24th, 2013 | Bunkering, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF gives guarded thumbs up to MLC preparation

ITF gives guarded thumbs up to MLC preparation 24 January 2013 – As Malta becomes the 34th ILO member state to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today gave its cautious approval to the progress made across the shipping world...
January 24th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Modelling climate extremes

Thu 24 Jan 2013 – Record temperatures fan wildfires in Australia as heavy snow blankets Europe. You don’t have to look far to find plenty of examples of extreme weather in January this year, from searing heat waves and wildfires in south-east Australia and Tasmania to record rainfall and floods...
January 24th, 2013 | Climate, Insurance and Reinsurance, Weather | Read More

Hellenic Lloyd’s on Twitter

Hellenic Lloyd’snow has its own Twitter feed to keep the Greek Shipping community up to date with its activities and provide news, useful information and insight of specific interest to the Greek market. Follow@HellenicLloyds on Twitter to receive: newsfeeds on technical matters, PSC alerts, new...
January 24th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Communication, IT and Communications | Read More

Land-Related Contracts Set to Exit from Concessions Directive

Philippe Juvin This morning, the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) of the European Parliament adopted its final report on the Directive proposal on the awarding of concessions.   The vote confirmed a compromise amendment to the Directive, whereby public domain and private rental...
January 24th, 2013 | European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

More Fin whales in the Mediterranean Sea

The scientific journal Marine Ecology recently published a study undertaken by the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Ricerca e Protezione Ambientale) showing that frequency of occurrence of fin whales in the central Tyrrhenian sea increased...
January 24th, 2013 | Environment | Read More

TNL GAC Pindar bespoke solutions deliver outsized motorboat to New Zealand

The MT Stamas – pic courtesy GAC TNL GAC Pindar Ltd, a joint venture between specialist marine leisure logistics services provider GAC Pindar and global freight forwarder TNL International, has delivered a 7.6 MT Stamas 363 motorboat from Georgia, USA, to Auckland, New Zealand. The privately owned...
January 24th, 2013 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

VIDEOTEL Assists Shipowners to meet new MARPOL standards

Garbage on beach Ship operators concerned about complying with the newly enforced garbage management rules can now turn to Videotel for support. Important new updates to MARPOL Annex V entered into force on January 1, 2013 and have revolutionised the way the industry must look at the issue of waste disposal. ...
January 24th, 2013 | Environment | Read More

Spurs Marine Announces Ownership Change

Spurs Marine Announces Ownership Change
Pablo Sosa and Chris Jones January 24, 2013—Fort Lauderdale, Florida—Donald Govan, Owner and Chief Design Engineer of Spurs Marine Manufacturing since its founding in 1981, has sold the company to two key managers, Pablo Sosa, Vice President and General Manager, and Chris Jones, Sales Application...
January 24th, 2013 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

ESPO Concerned About Obligation to Equip Core Ports with LNG Facilities

The Commission launched today the so-called ‘Clean Fuel for Transport Package’. This consist of a Communication on a European alternative fuels strategy and a proposed Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. An accompanying document describes the action plan for the development...
January 24th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, LNG, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Pathways toward Low Carbon Shipping

Høvik: Possible pathways to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping are published in a new DNV Research & Innovation position paper, giving directions for more environmentally friendly seaborne trade.   The shipping sector is quickly becoming responsible for an increased part of the world’s carbon...
January 24th, 2013 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies | Read More

OW BUNKER Launches Nordic water physical bunkering operation

OW Bunker creates one of the world’s largest maritime physical bunkering operations to provide customers with one-stop supply solution across Nordic Waters OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers and traders of marine fuels and lubricants, today announced the launch of a Nordic Waters...
January 23rd, 2013 | Bunkering, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * India, Jaigarh – New maximum draft restriction * Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Chinese New Year: Opening of Marine Department office & working areas * Australia, Port Hedland – Tropical Cyclone Peta DATE:...
January 23rd, 2013 | Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More